[dns-operations] Querying version.bind illegal?

Roy Arends roy at dnss.ec
Thu May 23 13:42:42 UTC 2013

On May 23, 2013, at 2:39 PM, Vitalie Cherpec <vitalie at penguin.ro> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've developed a DNS checking tool (http://www.dnsinspect.com/). 
> After 5 years of running it without any issues, I've received today a
> compliant through my ISP from a big company in a foreign country.
> They pretend that my VPS is attacking their infrastructure while
> querying their DNS server's version and this request can be regarded
> as cyber-terror attack (my tool tries only to warn users exposing the
> DNS software version).
> I've blacklisted their DNS servers from being queried in the future,
> but I would like to know if querying version.bind is illegal (in
> some countries)?

I have not heard of this being illegal.

This is not legal advice.


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